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If you need directions to a meeting place, please call the hike leader. If you would rather join the group closer to the trailhead, please add that in the comments as you sign up for the hike, and the hike leader will contact you about the best rendezvous.

Location A - Van Buren - Cloverleaf Plaza parking lot by the stop light.

Location B - Fort Smith - Home Depot parking lot on the corner by the stop light.



Equipment

When hiking with the group, please bring all necessary personal items, such as water, lunch, sunscreen, etc., that you will need for an outdoor activity. Please be prepared for weather changes with rain gear and layers of clothing. Don't depend on fellow hikers to supply any of your needs. See our articles page for comments on hike equipment.

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Friday, Apr 25, 2014 Meet Time: 4:00 PM Sign Up
Event: Annual Buffalo Lodge Weekend
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
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More Info: This is an annual weekend event in a spacious lodge near the Buffalo River. There will be lots of good hiking, canoeing, food, fun and fellowship. Use "Contact Us" button for more information and to check space availability if interested in going. Cost is $65 for lodging and food.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 Meet Time: 8:00 AM Sign Up
Event: Winding Stairs Scenic Area
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
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More Info: We have not hiked to Winding Stairs Scenic Area on the Little Missouri River in several years due to the flood at Albert Pike Campground. Early May will be the perfect time to revisit this scenic area that Tim Ernst calls the "crown jewels" of Arkansas. The hike will be 5.4 miles rated moderate. Bring wading shoes, lunch and water. We will leave from Home Depot in Fort Smith at 8 AM with Becky leading.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Meet Time: 9 AM Sign Up
Event: Fern Gully
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
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More Info: This gully is more accurately a canyon with nicely formed sandstone ledges, very impressive bluff lines and many boulders as large as a house. After an easy short hike into the canyon, we will explore the bluffs and crevices and enjoy the scenery. Kenya will lead.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 Meet Time: 1:30 PM to carpool, 2:30 PM at the park Sign Up
Event: Devils Den Season Finale
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
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More Info: Our 12th season of hiking will come to an end with our traditional hikes along the trails of Devil’s Den Loop and Yellow Rock and wiener roast/potluck at the large Pavilion by the spillway. Bring a side dish, such as, salad, vegetable or dessert to share and your own beverage. Please sign up if you plan to attend so we will know how many hot dogs and fixins' to provide. Bring your family as this park can be enjoyed by everyone – even non-hikers!



Risk

Although you are probably safer in the woods than you are in the city, you could be injured while traveling to or participating in a hike organized by the TrailBlazers Hiking Club. Our volunteer leaders are in no way responsible for your safety. You choose to hike and take the risk, so you are responsible for your own well being. Club leaders urge you to know your limits, take precaution and avoid risky behavior on the trail that could endanger you or others. If you do get hurt while on one of our outings, neither TrailBlazers Hiking Club nor our volunteer leaders accept responsibility. If you do not agree with this, please do us, and yourself, a favor by not participating. We don't want to sound harsh, but our rapid growth and large numbers require us to make this statement.



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